Gay Art Critic and Journalist Dies at 73
Tributes have been paid to the art critic and gay journalist Emmanuel Cooper, who died last week of cancer at the age of 73. According to the Guardian newspaper, Cooper was known for his pottery above all, and co-founded the Ceramic Review journal in 1970. At about the same time, he became involved in the emerging gay liberation movement and helped to pursue a gay take on socialism through the Gay Left Collective during the 1970's. His 1986 book, the "Sexual Perspective", surveyed homosexuality and art, and is still sought after. Over the years, Cooper contributed to the legendary paper Gay News, as well as the communist daily Morning Star and the socialist journal Tribune. He was awarded an OBE in 2002 for his contribution the arts and is survived by his civil partner David.